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Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes

Looking for quick chicken dinner recipes? Find chicken recipes for dinner that you can make easily and quickly.

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Mashed squash helps make this chowder creamy but not heavy, and it's a favorite way to get barley on the table. My kids even ask for leftovers for lunch. —Pamela Cleghorn, Campbellsburg, IN
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Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup

Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup

Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup

The lively flavor of lemon perks up this rich, brothy soup accented with sugar snap peas. “I enjoy this soup with a green salad, sourdough bread and a glass of white wine,” writes Celeste Buckley from Redding, California.

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

I needed a fast supper while babysitting my grandchild. I used what my daughter-in-law had in the fridge and turned it into what's now one of our favorite recipes. —Sandra Ellis, Stockbridge, Georgia

Crispy Sage Chicken Tenders

Crispy Sage Chicken Tenders

Crispy Sage Chicken Tenders

One of my mom's favorite chicken recipes used fresh sage. Her version was smothered with gravy, but we like these Panko-crusted tenders as they are. —Deb Perry, Traverse City, MI
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Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Phyllis Kernick of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania uses just a few ingredients to marinate these super-moist grilled chicken breasts.

Grilled Sesame Chicken

Grilled Sesame Chicken

Grilled Sesame Chicken

Chicken gets a lovely treatment from a soy marinade and basting sauce in this recipe from Catherine Allan of Twin Falls, Idaho. "The flavor you get from grilling really says summer," she notes. Enjoy some chicken for dinner and use the extra in the two recipes that follow.

Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

"This isn't Grandma's chicken soup, but it is comforting," assures Bill Hilbrich from St. Cloud, Minnesota. "The lemon juice gives this easy soup enough zip to make it interesting."

Popcorn Chicken Salad

Popcorn Chicken Salad

Popcorn Chicken Salad

Here’s a refreshing salad that’s great for lunches at work from Teresa Wilkins-Reckard in Monroe, Indiana. "I can mix up the dressing at home, then pick up enough salad ingredients at the store to last for several days," she notes. "My family and friends like it, too. And variations are easy to make.” —

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Chicken-Pepper Alfredo

Chicken-Pepper Alfredo

Chicken-Pepper Alfredo

When I want a lighter dinner, I use lean turkey bacon in this recipe. It gives the pasta that richness you want without all the extra fat. —Courtney Harris, Denton, Texas

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

My family orders those gigantic takeout Tex-Mex burritos but can’t finish them. I’ve got a lighter, no-guilt alternative that loses the tortilla. —Marquisha Turner, Aurora, Colorado

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

With only five ingredients, this fast and fabulous supper salad from Aileen Andres Sox in Meridian, Idaho is one recipe you'll want to keep handy all year long. Almonds add delightful crunch to the colorful blend!
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